Orontium aquaticum

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Names and Myths

Orontium of the Orontes

aquaticum aquatic

Natural history / Folklore

Indians pounded thick starchy roots for flour, and ate the cooked seeds like peas.2 Has the same toxic properties as Jack-In-the-Pulpit and must not be eaten raw.20


Tiny golden yellow flowers at the tip of the spike which rises from the water, leaves floating in the water up to a foot in length. Ponds, streams, and swamps.

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